The Retina: A Sensitive Barometer of Health and Nutrition
In this course, the retina is described as an excellent organ system to demonstrate energy metabolism, homeostasis, nutritional modulation of diseases as well as canonical events that lie central to so many chronic diseases.
Shalesh Kaushal, MD
Board Review Series
AIHM 2016 Annual Conference
Time to Complete
What you will learn
Internationally renowned speaker, Shalesh Kaushal MD, PhD, discusses the structure and function of the retina. It is the most metabolically active tissue in the body per unit weight and has the largest blood supply per unit weight in the human body. Thus, it serves as an excellent organ system to discuss and demonstrate energy metabolism, homeostasis, nutritional modulation of diseases as well as canonical events that lie central to so many chronic diseases.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe and identify the location and function of the macula
- Identify the two most common retinal disorders leading to vision loss.
- Describe three nutritional supplements that can affect retinal function
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Shalesh Kaushal, MD
Shalesh Kaushal MD, PhD, FACS, ABIHM is a retina specialist and biochemist. He has made seminal contributions to the understanding and development of novel therapeutics for retinal diseases. Over the last 5-6 years his research interests have been more focused on the discovery of nutraceuticals that modulate retinal structure and function and coupling that with the principles of functional and integrative medicine.
The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.